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I bought a new monitor, a 23" Dell IPS. It supports DisplayPort and DVI but doesn't ship with cables. What displayPort cable do I need and where can I get one (cheapest place in the UK. I would also need a HDMI cable for my second monitor.

5850 supports DisplayPort right? I'm not near my PC atm.
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5850 supports DisplayPort right? I'm not near my PC atm.
Yes, it does. As for the place to buy in UK, I'm not sure since I'm in US.

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I bought a new monitor, a 23" Dell IPS. It supports DisplayPort and DVI but doesn't ship with cables. What displayPort cable do I need and where can I get one (cheapest place in the UK. I would also need a HDMI cable for my second monitor.

5850 supports DisplayPort right? I'm not near my PC atm.
If you need Displayport cables:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/18m-d...ld-connectors)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/5m-di...old-connectors

Or Display Port male to HDMI female:


Or mini display port to display port:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sapph...20p-(f)-1524mm
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
I bought a new monitor, a 23" Dell IPS. It supports DisplayPort and DVI but doesn't ship with cables. What displayPort cable do I need and where can I get one (cheapest place in the UK. I would also need a HDMI cable for my second monitor.

5850 supports DisplayPort right? I'm not near my PC atm.
If you need Displayport cables:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/18m-d...ld-connectors)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/5m-di...old-connectors

Or Display Port male to HDMI female:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/displ...female-adaptor

Or mini display port to display port:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sapph...20p-(f)-1524mm

Edit: sorry for the repost. The post didn't add the 3rd link and I fudged up.
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Whats stopping you just using DVI for both screens?
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My second monitor is only vga or hdmi. It doesn't support dvi nativEly and I hear that going from digital to analogue reduces image quality.

Thus, I want to run all digital, displayPort and hdmi. In the end I used pc-arenabristol on ebay, I've used them for years and they are great!

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Amazon sells to the UK so buy their AmazonBasics HDMI cables. Inexpensive yet high quality. I don't know about DisplayPort though.
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5850 supports display port unless you have a modified version.

You can use either one as there isn't any difference quality wise as long as it is not VGA.
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